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spotted in baltimore city. we are told these men have failed to register on a weekly basis. anyone with informational about them, call the police. >> new details tonight regarding the investigation into violet ripken's induction. the aberdeen police department has released a photograph of the suspect. david collins has the latest on the search for that man. >> this is a picture of the suspect. please ask, do you know this man? if so, give us a call. aberdeen police believe this is the man who abducted violet ripken at gunpoint outside her home on tuesday. all white male, 180 pounds with short brown hair and glasses. correct it enough that individual, we asked them to call. >> a team of agencies is working on the case. the ever been police department is in charge. authorities have not developed a motive. police say her hands and feet were bound with duct tape and the suspect drove for a round in her car for some 24 hours and then abandoned her and the vehicle in her neighborhood. >> i saw a white sweater being weighed outside a car window. i asked the lady inside and she needed help
>>> now, abc 2 news at 5:30. >>> right now, a baltimore city firefighter is charged with running an online prostitution ring. jamar marvin simmons, a 10-year veteran of the fire department, was arrested. we'll have much more coming up at 6. >>> good news tonight when it comes to the health of the chesapeake bay. according to reports, maryland is on track to meet its goals for improving the health of the bay. maryland has exceeded its cover crop goal as far as the future goals. the report says urban septic system pollution -- >>> students in baltimore are showing progress in math but not so much in reading. the state department of education results were released today. >>> we start tonight focusing on your money and the taxes that you pay. it's convenient. open 24 hours and right now it's tax-free. we're talking about online shopping. but all that tax-free shopping may soon change. >> how about organic green iced tea? >> reporter: if you buy anything from a store in washington, d.c., the sales tax is 10%. but if you bought something online from a business that doesn't have a phys
scale prostitution bust involving a baltimore city firefighter. >>> we have free parking. >> tonight we reveal load of free byes to get your road trip on a budget. abc 2 news aat 11:00 starts right now. >> we will take aa look over at the key bridge. a few rain clouds popping up early in the day, even had showers in the area this evening. so the big question is it still raining? meteorologist way cat joins us now with a look at what's going on. i see a little spotty action on the radar behind you. >> spotty showers beginning to fizzle out but it was rain that's welcome. we are still several inches behind where we should be rain fall wise. so showers diminishing now, yes but we had descent ones early. clouds holding tough. the main weather continues to be if states to the south, carolina down through georgia, tons of rain and thunderstorm action tonight here. pretty quiet with temperatures around 80 still. so it is a warm, humid evening. into the 80s some spots could hit 90. you want to know the temperature hour by hour right where you live you can find it, down load the weather an ask f
in baltimore county and baltimore city. bge still has out of town crews helping repair the damage. they say the majority are out of the homes and not big sections of the neighborhood. if you or a loved one are still without power you should contact bge. right now the call center is staffed 24 hours a day. you can contact them through the website and you can get in touch with them by twitter and facebook as well. >>> like we just said many are just a few houses on the street here or there while the rest of the neighborhood has power. we found one of those outages in a home where power is the only way for the people there to get to bed. tony talked to a woman named judi about why she has been sleeping on the couch in the past week. >> reporter: you have everything. >> christian has something to statement. >> is the camera work something. >> reporter: and hopes the power company is listening. >> i need to talk to you. >> reporter: they had to sit outside tonight to beat the heat inside. >> i'm -- if she gets to hot. she may go into seizures. >> reporter: she has cp and walks with two canes
baltimore city fire companies....the mayor is proposing to giie the fire chief a raise.the board of estimmtes is expected to vote onnthis plan today. today.tom rodgers ii here with more on the controversy it's igniting plus your other top stories.hey tom... good mmrning,mayor stephanie chief james clack a two ng - percent raise... and plans to 20-18.he currently earns more than 161-thousand a year. but at a time when fire companies are closing because of buuget cuts... and fire fighters aren't seeing any increase at aal... theeunion representing them... wants to knowwhow this is fair. (campbell) "we were told to live with zero percent, i don't have a problem with that if everyone's going toofeel the pain, everryody feels thh paii i don't have an issue with it, and aa far as i'm fire departmmnt should just turn the raise down and say if my fooks get a raise, i'mmnot going to accept a raise." raise."in a statement...chief to have served assfire honooed chief... and is happy that the mayor has asked him to continue serving. tte results are in forrthe latest statewide assesssent te
decades on the baltimore city police force. but now an officer is forced to resign in disgrace. mary is in the newsroom with more on this case. >> reporter: the detective and her daughter both pleaded guilty today to theft. police sayanderson undercharged her mother. as she brought groceries at this food depot. a security officer spotted what was going on and alerted managers. today, early received probation judgment. early must serve three months probation. >>> anderson received six months supervised probation. air a woman who injected potentially deadly substances. wjz is live in federal court. mike hellgren with more on the sentence and reaction to it. mike? >> vic, she says she was just trying to feed her family and told the judge she accepted responsibility. in addition to those three years, she get a $25,000 fine, far less than the $2 fifty,000 fine the government wanted. can't say anything. >> she said she was just trying to get people to feel better about themselves. never realizing the danger. federal prosecutors say it was industrial grade. the kind used in paint and furnit
an update on that major sinkhole in baltimore city. that's really going to cause a lot of extra congestion. as you can see, east monument, six blocks north of patterson park. it is closed between patterson park boulevard and monford. to get around that. your alternates would be madison and even mcelderly. as far as the rest of the region goes, if you are traveling 95 in the northbound direction, heavy there from 395 to the 895 split. traffic does slow down again. as you approach the beltway, well past whitemarsh boulevard. traveling on the north side inner loop, to harford road. the west side inner loop, that's been a pretty steady delay this afternoon. 20 minutes there from southwestern boulevard around to security boulevard. traveling the harrisburg expressway, slowing there. in the southbound direction, things slow down to timonium road to the beltway. as far as accidents go, eastern avenue, at simmons. wilkens street. also east pratt at charles. >>> let's take a live look. you can see, traffic is crawling along there. approaching potee street. this traffic report is brought to you by t
-year veteran of the baltimore city fire department. he is now suspended without pay, pending an internal investigation. vic? >> mary, thank you. simmons was a firefighter with truck 25 out of rowland park. >> controversy continues out of plans to give fire chief james clack a contract extension and a pay raise. comes at a time when fire companies are being closed. >> derek valcourt explains, a vote on the measure was taken today, as more opponents speak out. derek? >> well, the mayor says the fire chief has earned that pay raise. but firefighters and some city residents say the fire chief is benefiting from their loss. >> reporter: the permanent closure of three city fire companies because of three budget constraints already had firefighters angry. which is why the mayor's request had firefighters union leaders saying no way. >> this [ inaudible ] i don't think chief complak or his command staff should take the raise. >> reporter: but in a 3-2 vote, the city board of estimates agrees to extend the contract for six years. the deal grants clack more than $28,000 worth of pay in
news.com. some are still closed due to power outages. >>> 7 minutes after 6. three baltimore city fire companies slated to close last sunday will remain open until next monday. truck 10 in west baltimore squad 11 in southeast baltimore andtruck 15 in baltimore are staying in business to help with the storm recovery. the city extended the final day until tomorrow. but now the three fire companies are going to be opened even longer. >>> the night is the big fireworks display in the inner harbor. last year a man was stabbed to death and a young boy hit by a stray bullet. so baltimore city police have new plan to keep the peace. a fence of bike racks will be around the inner harbor as a part for crowd control. they are watching visitors by camera and there will be a helicopter in check. 200,000 are expected in the inner harbor for the fireworks. >>> 9 people including three churn were rushed to the hospital following a who will -- children were rushed to the hospital following a following a holiday celebration. >> the fire department was called to a home. >> sabc can-- abc2 is working for
at the updated numbers. baltimore county still has it the worst with nearly 20,000 out. baltimore city, howard county and anne arundel county are also hit hard. in total, about 44,000 bge customers are without power right now. >> well, here's more frustrating news for those in the dark. this heat is growing more intense. emergency rooms are starting to fill up with patients who are dehydrated or worse. monique griego has late word on moredeaths linked to this receipt heat wave. >> reporter: another day under a vicious sun, as triple-digit temperatures bear down on baltimore. >> the humidity has made it unbearable. doesn't matter if you're in the shade or in the sun. >> i'm sweating water now. i feel like a walking river right now. >> reporter: people sweating it out in the city, try to refuel, create their own shade, or simply ditch a few layers in an effort to stay cool. >> it's horrible. hot and sweaty is not a good feeling. >> on the way to keep cool. umbrella, fans and water. >> reporter: but when it's in hot, the weather isn't just uncomfortable. it can be dangerous. >> we definitely see
were allowed back to their homes and businesses according to baltimore city fire there were no injuries no property was damaged. >> thank you. >>> hear from business owners and residents all new at 5 and 6:00 p.m. >>> maryland man police say was planning a deadly work place attack could be held for a week before he is charged. adam may is live with more on neil prescott. >> the 28-year-old is being held involuntarily under going a psychiatric evaluation he was taken into custody friday after miscot threatened to shoot up the business. police found more than two dozen weapons inside his apartment along with thousands of rounds of ammunition they believe he was upset because he was recently let go from his job. >> thank you under law prescott can be held up to a week before charges are filed. >>> the search continues for the man who abducted vi ripken at gun point this man, kidnapped her from inside her garage last week. ripken was tied up, put into the backseat of her own car and driven around baltimore and hartford county she was not physically hurt but anybody with information, are ask
. baltimore was one of the biggest cities in america after world war ii, but its population has steadily gotten smaller. >> i love being downtown. it's so convenient. >> the more government cuts things, the more people tend to leave. >> reporter: valuable federal dollars are tied directly to the population for cities nationwide. >> pure and simple, the more population you have, the more dollars you would get for housing or health programs and a host of other things that are funded at the federal and state levels. >> reporter: city planners say it could take three to six months for the census bureau to determine whether it will reassess baltimore's population. back to you. >> thank you. city planners estimate baltimore could gain or lose $90 million over ten years depending on how the census department responds. >>> the red cross is in need of volunteers tonight as the region suffers the wrath of mother nature. many people are lacking food, shelter and clothing right now. last month's devastating storm and the hot temperatures have stretched the red cross to the breaking point. to volunte
crushed by a tree in northeast baltimore city. that souped -- that sound has become a common one as clean up continues. now we're left with power outages and all the damage and another issue the heat. it has turned deadly as the clean up continues. wjz and mike schuh is live near bwi this morning. mike is standing near a grove of cherry pickers. good morning, mike. >> reporter: that's a good one to put it. there's a giant tent just on the other side of here where the night shift is coming in and getting grubbed up with the food they're catering. they offer landry and all sorts of services. there are 1,300 out of state and sometimes out of country workers here. 3,300 people in all between the out of stateers and the bge crew trying to restore power. it's a massive effort. >> right in between. >> look closely. do you see the car underneath this tree? this man was driving on rogers avenue when it landed on top of him. >> the tree surrounding all four of my doors, cracked through my back window. >> emergency crews had to pry him out. now power crews are trying to untangle his car from that t
. >> baltimore city police will be stepping up security to make sure this year's fourth of july celebrations at the harbor will be safe for the last year. last year's festivities were marred by a fatal stabbing of a tourist and a non-fatal shooting of a two-year old boy. officers spent most of the day setting up fencing to control foot traffic along the harbor. >> the cops are going to be as professional as they always are. they will be deployed. we have intelligent men and women who are going to monitor the event, and we are set. >> officials say a mobile police deployment will help contain any rouse the crowd before things get out of hand what video surveillance of the entire harbor will be supervised at a mobile command center. the 800 recently laid off employees at the fair rouse. steel mill is getting much needed assistance -- due to senators, grant aid has been allocated to fund training and job assistance programs for the laid-off workers. also working for the health care tax benefits for laid-off employees. >> 76 degrees on tv hill. >> it is the last thing firefighters on the west co
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are trying to fathom why anyone would kill him. and baltimore city police are on the lookout for the shooter. >> baltimore city police are investigating the shooting death of 23-year-old brandon sproal, a former basketball player at walbrook high school. monday night, around 10:30, brandon was hanging out on the corner of baker and mcking, with two other people, when he was robbed of his belongings and his life. >> when they were approached by two black males, one armed with a gun. >> police say sproal was ordered to his knees and then told to pus his hands behind his head. that's when he was shot. the other two victims got away. >> they found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the back of the head. >> reporter: brandon died on the scene. the news hitting his former basketball coach like a ton of bricks. >> breaks my heart completely. >> reporter: brandon and his older brother rodney played and led the team to two championships back in 2005 and 2006. bridgers describes brandon as a tenacious player with a quiet spirit. >> this kid has had a job since he was in high school. always ear
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the geico app today. supporters of the dream act have teamed up with baltimore city hall to launch a new campa. campaign. mayor stephanie ralwings blake is featured in a new ad that begins airing on t-v- today. today. melinda roeder is live at towson with word on how the mayor could make a difference. difference. 3 3
? the baltimore city fire department wants new guidelines on what they can post on social media. wjz is live downtown. mike hellgren takes us behind the controversy. mike? >> reporter: mary, the department says this is not about silencing its critics. and wjz has learned union leaders will meet with department officials early next week to hash it all out. >> reporter: the latest heated battle in baltimore's fire department is over twitter. and what firetbieters can and can't post on -- firefighters can and can't post on twitter. it includes controversy over the chief's pay raise when fire companies are closing. one tweet read, save yourself. there are no medics. but you can call the mayor on her video phone. another questions how can the chief and mayor spat in your face. they say the new guidelines are notsz to re -- not to repress free speech. >> simply to establish concise guidelines and boundaries for which our members can communicate concerns. but it must be done, you know, decently and orderly. >> reporter: still, the firefighters union is troubled enough that they're meeting with lawy
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building is owned by the baltimore city housing authority. >>> work continues on that broken water main still causing gridlock. repair work on the 133-year line will take 2 more weeks. during that time graphic is being diverted around the screen. the replace. efforts will keep lights closed between baltimore and lombard through the second week in august. >>> a live look outside right now. there's some shous -- showers and storms popping up. bob turk is in the radar center. >> all the activity primarily over hartford and cecil counties. norm thunderstorms -- thunderstorms not moving in our direction. all the activity just north of lancaster. the roves the area, quite, don't -- the rest of the area, quite, don't expect to see a lot tonight. we expect to maybe see thunderstorms tomorrow as well. now, wjz draught watch continues to track the numbers. some areas getting over a inch's inch of rain. for the most we are actually above normal. hopefully that trend will continue. kai. >> thank you . >>> a call for changes to si -- policy for the bay bridge in severe weather. it comes after drive
, about 45,000 bge customers are without power. baltimore city, baltimore county, still the hardest hit areas. stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage all summer long. for the updated forecast and a look at live doppler radar, log onto week.com. >>> the body of a man believed to be a missing jet skier is recovered in baltimore county. 47-year-old harry gillis was last seen early tuesday in essex. that afternoon, his jet ski was found drifting with the keys in the ignition. the coast guard searched a six- mile stretch of back river wednesday. last evening a body washed up near a dock. an autopsy will confirm the identity of the man and how he died. >>> the neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed florida teenager, could go free. a judge granted zimmerman bail for a second time. randall pinkston reports for wjz from new york. >> reporter: a judge set bail for george zimmerman at $1 million. that's a lot more than the $150,000 bond he was released on in april. but the judge revoked that bond last month, after prosecutors said zimmerman and his wife misled the court about
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of customers without power for days. wjz is live in north baltimore. monique griego explains what city and county leaders want to know. >> kai, their main concern is how we can be better prepared for another storm. but they also want more done to prevent heat-related deaths. >> reporter: heavy rain and hurricane-like winds. destroyed neighborhoods and left millions without power across the mid-atlantic. >> it was hot. it was terrible. >> reporter: viola bowers lost service for several days. but in this neighborhood off lake avenue, the damage was even worse. and homeowners were in the dark for a week or longer. >> people who drove around said this was like it was the epicenter. >> reporter: now, city and county leaders are asking bge and pepco, one main question. >> what else can they be doing to prepare us better, when these instances occur? >> reporter: baltimore county executive kevin cam nit is one of several leaders for maryland's largest jurisdictions to sign off on a letter to the public service commission. in it, they asked the psc to press the companies on several issues, incl
was not hers. >> the apartment building where her body was discovered is owned by the baltimore city housing e authority. ed -- housing authority. >>> road closures caused frustrating gridlock for thousands of commuters in downtown. the work is expected to take 2 weeks. senator ben cardin is calling on congress for help. he said the ageing water system is a problem facing many states. >>> some heat returns to maryland and it's bringing the humidity with it. here's a live look outside. the sun is out but it's mostly cloudy skies for the day and there's a chance for pop up thunderstorms. wjz has weather and traffic together. bob turk is tracking the weather. >> saturday was a record low of 69. right now the upper 80s. we have some scattered shower activity around. most of it looks like it's to our north or to our southwest. the closest active to the maryland is bad ship across southern pennsylvania. it looks like it's going to hit to your folks in northern sections of hartford county, maybe cecil county in the next couple of hours. there's some showers that may move into northern baltimore and h
immigrants should get in-state tuition discounts for college. now - baltimore city hall - is taking up the battle. the mayor - now front and center - in this divisive issue. she's featured in a new ad in support of the dream act - although she never actually mentions the legislation. the ad also featured children as young as babies. and talks about the infinite possibilities for education. and while political analysts say the approach of tugging on voters' heartstrings may be an effective strategy... it's less likely that a politician's voice in the debate - will change the minds of many voters. <"most people know how they feel about it... don't need to be told by authority figures how to vote."> to be clear about the dream act - it's not about guaranteeing or denying student admissions. it's a matter of how much children of illegals should pay.critics of the law say it'll cost maryland taxpayers millions of dolalrs to subsidize their educational discounts.live from city hall - melinda roeder - fox 45 news - late edition. see... all of our stories... about the dream act../.at... fox
with the old and in with the new. the u.s. department of transportation is awarding the city of baltimore $40 million to build a new bus transit facility. wjz is live in east baltimore, michelle richie with more on how unemployment and the environment will be affected. michelle. >> reporter: in the next few years more than 700 jobs are expected to be created because of this project and it's also going to help the neighborhood. if busy bus transit building are still standing after 65 years never being renovated. but today that is all about to change. >> we're giving amdot $40 million. >> reporter: u.s. secretary of transportation ray lahood says the money is part of a $53 million project to replace the bus facility. >> this is the second largest amount awarded this year through the federal transit administration. >> reporter: $40 million will come from federal funding, $13 million from the state. the benefits range from the creation of jobs, reduction in noise and an increase in parking for those like roslin johnson who have to share the street with more than 300 transit employees. >> usually
's money. i'm sunni houston. >>reporter: a baltimore city firefighter is arrested for working as a pimp. i'm linda stow. what police are saying about his involvement in a massive prostitution ring. >>> and an independent investigation into the penn state sex abuse scandal to be released tomorrow. what the family of joe paterno is saying about that report's findings. >>> and today the house is set to vote to repeal the affordable healthcare act once again. but this move largely symbolic. we'll explain why on this wednesday, july the 11th. good morning, maryland, i'm charley crowson. megan is off today. but, lauren, she is in studio with us, we got "caption this" coming up in just a bit. and also lynette charles is in with a check of this wonderful forecast. yes. you know what? feeling a lot like summer out there. we do have a little bit of humidity to wake up to this morning. we get that in the summertime. temperatures seasonable as we go through the morning and also throughout the afternoon. not too many complaints out there. we look at maryland's most powerful radar as of now, and you d
. >> the coast guard welcomes a new cutter to the chesapeake bay. >> a baltimore city firefighter is behind bars accused of running an online prostitution ring. this morning wjz has learned about disturbing acquisitions from that firefighters past. >> survival story. hear from a florida teen who survived a life or death struggle with an alligator. >> the oriels all stars take the stage at the sports classic. >> more news, first warning weather and your first traffic report of the morning in a report of the morning in a couple of minute hundreds more in your wallet year after year. feed me! saving you money -- now, that's progressive. call or click today. get your cash back! oh, hi. which cash back booth looks better to you, chase freedom or the largest cashback card? oh, i'll try the largest. oh, that is too bad. apparently you don't know chase freedom guarantees you 1% cash back. 4 times more than the largest cash back card, which only gives you a quarter percent until you spend $3,000 every year. but have fun. bob and weave once you're in there. don't get short changed. get your cash back. cha
million hole in the city's budget. so we spoke with chief kevin cartright, spokesman for the baltimore fire department, and he told us the firefighters in the company would be reassigned elsewhere and the cuts would save the city $2.2 million over the next fiscal year. the weather ironically has given the three-lame duck fire companies new life. they have been open since the storm and they will get to stay open a little longer. two, until monday and one until october 1st. but with more inclement weather possible this weekend, who's to say what they need? the baltimore firefighters union said it perfectly this week in this quote. the fire department is nothing short of an insurance company. you cannot predict when things are going to happen. so baltimore isn't the only city that's had to make big public sector sacrifices like this to stay afloat in the economy. up next, what is it going to mean for us this summer with so many cities going broke just when we really need their help. they have names like idle time books and smash records and on small business saturday they remind a nation
start into town. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> baltimore city is asking its residents to conserve water. crews will start making repairs to the water mains. >> kim dacey joins us live to give us more details. >> these repairs come after an extensive study in march using high-tech equipment that uncovered a new problem. using high-tech equipment like the pipe diver, inspectors found the potential break in southwest baltimore in march. >> due to pro-active work of the department of public works, we have gone ahead of a potential serious matter. >> most of the large water breaks were caused by prestressed pipes. the outer wire on these pipes have failed, causing them to break. today there will be making some adjustments. they will begin replacing 316- foot sections of the 54-inch main to prevent future breaks. citizens are asked to conserve water. >> please refrain from outside watering, car washing, power washing, and pool topping until after sunset or during the early morning hours. please do not wash clothes or dishes or do non-essential indoor cleaning using water unt
and another accident over baltimore city along edmonton at mount holly street. outside for a live shot 695 showing drivers pumping the brakes at this hour. charley over to you. >>> breaking news in baltimore city medic and patient are hospitalized after falling 6 feet after a porch collapse. it happened on east 33rd street before 6:30 this morning. that's in north baltimore. the area of the city is video back into the abc2 newsroom and according to authorities, the home was vacant but it's not clear if there was a homeless person inside that was injured or the previous home owner. the video coming in moments ago from the abc2 newsroom. no word on the condition of the medic or the patient. fire crews say the porch collapsed because it was old. we have great shots. it's going to be available at abc2news.com. once again this story in north baltimore. now back to new york for more good morning america. we are back with weather and traffic one more time in 30 minutes. have great weekend. ♪ >>> whoo! no doubt taking center stage in the summer concert series. they are all here in central park t
report extreme heat contributed to the deaths of 23 people in maryland, baltimore city reporting more than any other jurisdiction. >> almost everyone of those heat related deaths have been people ages 65 and older, which is why health officials says the so important to check on elderly family members and neighbors. >> when we are over heated, our hearts have to work harder, our lungs have to work harder, and it is harder to catch up, and get to your normal baseline when we have extended days of heat. >> reporter: it is also a cruel summer for road crews working with hot asphalt. >> feels like you are in an oven coming from the top and bottom. >> reporter: they know the worst will be yet to come. >> a lot of hot days lately probably more to come, come august. >> reporter: that is for sure. it is going to get worse likely, later on this summer. local hospitals, report a spike in emergency room visits every time, the temperatures climb like this, so these guys back here in the pool have the right idea back to you in studio. >> you have earned an opportunity to get wet yourself cool off.
driving in baltimore city tonight could be very tricky because we have closure ares due to the water main break. light street closed, also east lombard. take charles street, calvert or fayette. the north side inner loop stop and go. on the west side, traffic is crawling there arnold to security boulevard. 70 westbound, that's going to be a struggle for you. northbound 95 just bumper to bumper there from the beltway on the southwest side over to the tunnel. as far as accidents go, in hartford down, emerton road. in rose dale west lexington at north carry and also patterson avenue at wall bash. let's take a live along on the beltway there. around the 83 split, plenty of heavy traffic. allow yourself some extra time to get through. this traffic report is brought to you by subway. stop in and try the santa fe bake melt. eat fresh. >>> thousands of firefighters from around the east coast are arriving in baltimore for one of the largest public safety conferences in the nation. mike schuh reports, they are issued a serious challenge right from the start. >> as the firefighters pipe and drums war
, but emergency cooling centers are open. there are 11 of them run by baltimore city, which we are told will be unavailable from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 in the evening. -- will be available from in until 7:00 in the evening. call 311 before you head out. they are working on the roof in the station. >> things have eased up just a bit in the area. we have a report of the crash at caton avenue. another one at lafayette and poplar grove did another one at moravia park betw. downed wires in the intersection, could be closed at bonview in the city. middle river road, and in howard county, several situations related to this storm. downed pole at union chapel between men walk road. jennings chapel in florence, that remains closed for a downed tree. this the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. 83 and york road, harrisburg expressway. >> we had some thunderstorms go through again last night, but they are moving off the coast, and the rest of the day should be fairly quiet. the dew points are in the low- to-mid-60's. that will make it feel a little bit better. high temperatures in th
and a few issues across baltimore city. certainly involving that sinkhole but the baltimore national pike. that's where we have an on going accident tying up lanes reducing speeds to 40 miles an hour. that's along 70 and 40 speeds down to around 40 miles per hour. slide that off down to the south and another issue to bring to your attention. again this is down along baltimore national pike. northbound from 95 to 495. so we will be dealing with that. outside we go for a live look. and we're starting to get jammed. westbound on 695. charlie? >>> and mike there's a sinkhole on monument street. for commuters it's going to cause problems this morning. it's the latest example causing damage to city streets. it opened up wednesday afternoon over a storm drain tunnel that carries water to the inner harbor. that drain dates back to the 1930s. >>> well, a man is supposed to be in jail was accidentally released. john planters was being held on assault charges and was mistakenly let out monday. police are now looking into what may have happened. we'll have more for you on this at abc2news.com. let's
baltimore city heavy bands of rain moving across there. a little closer in 695 along 83 heavy rain but sliding towards the east white marsh is showing heavy rain. we sit at 72 in town. 74 in dc easton at 75. and scattered showers will continue through the morning. and 87 mostly cloudy and a shower gusty thunderstorms. now over to lauren with a check on traffic. >> reporter: delays on 95 due to a crash along the northbound lanes at the harbor tunnel throughway. no problems to talk about traveling through the fort mchenry tunnel or harbor tunnel. heading out to the west side of the beltway and it's going to be crowded on the outer loop from 795 down towards route 40. and checking in and looking live at the beltway in overly at bel air road no problems to report. we will be nice and easy ride up towards 8 3. an accident on glen arm road. keep in mind at gun powder road. megan over to you. >> all right. thanks. >>> this morning there's going to be a meeting in northern virginia the topic of discussion the restoration and future of the chesapeake bay. the meeting of the bay's program ex
now died from heat-related illnesses here in maryland this summer. 10 of them in baltimore city. >> like the others, they follow the same pattern. they tend to be older. all of them are over the age of 45. they're distributed around the state. >> reporter: the elderly and those with preexisting medical conditions are most vulnerable. and that message is getting out. >> if you do have somebody elderly in your family, you do need to check on them. especially if they don't have air conditioning. >> reporter: one step that could prevent the death toll from rising as we head into august. maryland has issued 12 heat advisories this summer already. meghan mccorkell, wjz eyewitness news. >> stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage of this heat. to get updates on the forecast, log onto wjz.com. >>> well, new weather alerts are coming to the bay bridge to protect drivers during dangerous storms. the transportation authority will upgrade its early warning system, allowing it to close the bridge more quickly when strong wind gusts hit. they hope to guard against incidents, such as t
and baltimore city today. then with leaders from the state house and the senate tomorrow. lawmakers have been at odds over whether to allow a sixth casino in prince george's county. some believe it would siphon customers from other maryland casinos. >> as you say, at the beginning people are enamored by the newness of the casino. they may come from other states to come in. that does bring revenue in. but over time, it just doesn't grow with inflation even. >> a bill would have to be paced by august 20th to get on the ballot by this november. >>> the search for a missing man in prince george's county, police are asking for your help finding this man. oscar washington. he was last seen yesterday morning in his daughter's back yard in bowie. the 75-year-old suffers from high blood pressure and memory loss. if you have seen him or know where he is, you're asked to call prince george's county police. >>> howard county police on the hunt for the man accused of going on a shooting spree at a salon in our area. happened over the weekend at the nail and hair care spa on richards valley road in ellicot
. the grand prix will take over baltimore city streets dependence just in time for lay bob day weekend -- city streets again just in time for the labor day weekend. >> they'll start construction on the track tonight. and the general manager of the grand prix said they took the necessary steps to make sure business and traffic are not negatively affected. after making a few changes in planners, the grand prib is back. >> it was a great success from the spectators perspective. but as a business it failed. >> reporter: this year they're doing things differently. construction on the track will start in the evening and be built in sections for less impact on drivers and instead of ending the race at 9:00 p.m. the race will end at 6:30 p.m. a plus for businesses. >> that's right around dinner time so we are all hopeful that this year it'll have a greater impact, positive impact on our business. >> everything is on schedule. we're quite happy with the way things are going. >> reporter: the grand prix will feature lots of drivers like joseph newgarden. >> half of the track is really bumpy and half is
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for indian education in baltimore city public schools and then on to the federal government. my dad was a social worker in baltimore city. they made is very clear early on we were expected to go to college, but my senior year, i had different ideas. i thought that i would probably take a year off and maybe join the american indian dance theater, which was a really big deal back when i was in high school, and then i'd go to college. my parents pretty much handed me the application saying sign here. you have a full scholarship to morgan state, which is my local school in baltimore. you start in three weeks. orientation is sunday. pack your bags. that's pretty much how i started going to school is because i had that family support that really encouraged me and pushed me and created high expectations for me. from there, i studied electrical engineering for three years before i really -- before i was frustrated enough to change it to political science even though i came in there on an germing degree, it was not my passion. i did not enjoy it. i spent many evenings in my dorm room upset,
. >>> and the board of estimates has approved a pay raise for baltimore city fire chief james clack. clack will receive increment sal salary increases through january of 2018. the raise request comes at the time when two fire companies were forced to close due to budgetary problems, a third remains open through october. that's a look at your news, weather and traffic. another check of weather and traffic in a half hour. until then back to new york for "good morning america." have a great day. >>> oh, my. >> as we continue to watch this video. i mean, you think you have a fish. you do have a fish. and the shark says, no. that's my fish. >> it is the shark's fish. >> it is the shark's fish. the surprising family vacation. and we're going to talk to them live. they're good enough to join us via skype on vacation. can they hear the music? we're going to talk to them. >> don't go back in the water. >>> also, ahead, katie and suri. see them on camera there. a little day at the zoo. there they are. went to the zoo. had a good day together. we're going to look at suri's life after her parents' spl
, voters approved cutting city workers pensions. baltimore may sell ad space on the side of its fire trucks. back here in scranton, the unions are hoping the judge holds the mayor in contempt of court and starts imposing fines and penalties if he doesn't pay the full wages. it's money the mayor insists he simply did not have. so the standoff continues. the next payday is next friday the 20th. savannah. >> ron allen in scranton for us. it is now 7:14 and here is matt. >> savannah, thank you. it was one of the worst passenger ships wrecks in history. it killed 32 people. the infamous captain is explain his actions in his first interview since the crash. nbc's michelle kosinski has details on this this morning. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: hi, matt. you may have noticed the ship is still here. salvagers have been working carefully to eventually tow it away. the captain, remember him, just released from house arrest. he spoke last night to italy's channel 5 tv and apologized. and he said when the wreck happened, just as with so many car crashes, that he was distracted on the phone. the
in the area of old york road. new crash, in to us on the city. light st., baltimore and lombard, water main breaks continuing for the next three weeks. here is a live view of traffic. we will update you on today's in the area -- delays in the aea. southbound, there are delays from 175 down to 32. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava as a check on your forecast. >> boy, is it going to be hot today warm start to the day, hotter in the afternoon. feels even worse than it fell yesterday, and yesterday it felt pretty bad. we do expect at least a thunderstorm in the area this afternoon. could be on the strong side. we have to include that chance. slight risk for severe weather all the way down to d.c. and baltimore and the northern part of the eastern shore. you don't have to cancel your outdoor plans, but any storm could be on the strong side. we have clear weather on the way with a cold front approaching the area. this will hang out the next couple of days, but a big relief this weekend. >>> we're back now, 8:00 on wednesday morning. it's the 18th day of july, 2012. let's be honest. yes,
" reports leaders in baltimore say the city's troubles were aggravated by bankers' manipulation of key interest rates linked to hundreds of millions of dollars the city borrowed, baltimore's been leading a battle in a manhattan federal court against the banks that determine the interest rate. including massachusetts, nassau county, long island, and california public pension system are looking at whether they suffered similar losses and weighing legal action. we'll talk more about the libor scandal with former fdic chair sheila bair. the chair bair. but she isn't chair anymore. you knew that lawyers would be able to talk people into -- >> oh, right. >> that you would find a way to -- i remember when -- the guy that elizabeth warren's -- oh, he was -- >> the ambulance chaser. >> he had magnetic business cards as ambulances went by. call me, call me, call me. now he's in charge of the -- i mean, i -- >> they'll be running ads with 800 numbers for you to call. >> oh, yeah. definitely. >> except i think there's -- maybe i'm wrong on this. there's a mistaken belief that libor impacts a lot -
so. things are getting better near where you live. 78 in washington. 71 in baltimore. north and west of the city, 60s overnight. 60s in winchester. 59 in hagerstown. let's take a look at our radar. did have a few showers pop up. don't see them any longer. we have a warm front working through. can't get much warmer than it's been, so it won't, but humidity will increase behind the front. overnight dew point temperatures on the rise here, and i think you'll notice the humidity back in the forecast today. otherwise, heat wave continues. could be a scattered storm today. better chance tomorrow afternoon. stay tuned for that. then more heat the end of the week, highs near 100 friday and saturday. >> say that under your breath. >> thanks, tucker. >> let's go to julie wright now. good morning. >> did i hear right, the pool is not working? you have to get the kind where you fill it up from the faucet. >> i'm about to do that. >> much easier. >> i don't know if he'll jump in the pool. >> you need to take a picture and show us. >> yeah, that would be cute. >> on the road now, outer loop of the
in the plane. he survived and is recovering. >>> underarmor honors a baltimore city schoolteacher for refining what it means to be a woman athlete. she trained girls for 10 weeks until they would run 1 mile. she gets an underarmor sponsorship deal that includes training and athletic gear. stay with wjz 13, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> jeff daniels approves. he says good music. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we've been watching jeff daniels in memorable roles for three decades, like "dumb and dumber," "terms of endearment" and god of carnage. >> he takes on the role of an anchor man with personal demons. >> your father, he was an abusive alcoholic. >> i didn't say that. >> but he was, right? >> you got that in the 40 minutes that i've been sitting here that seemed like a week and a half? can i have a prescription now? >> he hit you? >> come on. >> he hit you, right? >> how many times did you see goodwill hunting? >> he hit you, yes. he hit your mother. >> yes. >> you have a brother, two sisters. he hit them, right? >> look, he didn't hit anybody once i was old enough to hit him back. >> jeff daniels
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